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From: St Osmunds
Wa Lone, 33, and Kywan Soe Oo, 29, both award-winning journalists, have been released from a jail on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar in May after a sentence from the Official Secrets Agency in September 2017. The pair were released early, due to the amount of public protests and accusations about the country's reason for the supposedly "unjust" sentence. They spent over 500 days in prison. The pair was originally accused of "violating the country's Official Secrets Act" and were sentenced to nine years in jail. However, their imprisonment was seen as an "assault on press freedom" and many started questioning Myanmar's democracy. As the pair departed from the prison, Wa Lone vowed to continue his reporting and said that he was excited to return to work at the international news agency. "I am really happy and excited to see my family and colleagues again. I can't wait to go to my newsroom," he told reporters. Both journalists have families with young children. Wa Lone's wife only discovered that she was pregnant days after her husband's arrest. Wa Lone has only seen his daughter a few times on her visits to prison. Reuters' editor-in-chief said the reporters - who last month won the Pulitzer Prize for their work - had become "symbols" of press freedom. "We are enormously pleased Myanmar has released our courageous reporters," Stephen J Adler said. The journalist's case has been widely seen as a test of press freedom in Myanmar and the former political prisoner,  Aung San Su Kyi, has been ridiculed for defending the jailing of both journalists. Both men's families are over - joyed to have them home and despite some of their fears about the pair continuing reporting, they told the BBC that they are never going to stop supporting their newly - returned family members. More than 250 journalists are behind bars across the world, because of restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of press. Turkey, for the second year running,  has been named the worst jailer with 68 journalists imprisoned. China came second with 47 while Egypt came third with 25. It is the journalist's role to tell the truth of what is happening to the world - and by exposing that truth, to hold power to account. But what if the risks of imprisonment (or worse) become too high?  
From: Barnes
Since 2016, two Prime Ministers have resigned due to pressure from Brexit. Both Theresa May and David Cameron, after three years of debates and votes, stepped down from this role. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are currently in the race to become the next Prime Minister. The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on the 31st of October (Halloween). Until then, there will most likely be many votes in Parliament over issues such as the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and international trade agreements. In one month, we will find out who will win the race to become the next Prime Minister and who will lead the United Kingdom through Brexit - if they have not resigned by then?! Who do you think the next Prime Minister will be: Johnson or Hunt?
From: Barnes
Britain's Got Talent auditions. Britain’s Got Talent viewers were left “sobbing”after the story of PC Dave Wardell and his everlasting friend(a retired police dog) who was stabbed saving his loving owner's life when a criminal attacked him. Audience members were left to weep as the officer explained how the service animal was stabbed with a 10-inch blade after he jumped between Mr Wardell and the offender swiping a knife. Finn suffered stab wounds to the chest and head but did not surrender until reinforcements arrived. People wonder why the policeman brought up the heart-sinking story. Was it to gain sympathy from the judges?Was it to acquire extra points from the audience? In the end, the crime fighting duo battled their way through to the final but sadly did not win. In conclusion, people still remember them as winners.We should all be grateful for all the police force do to protect us  
From: Barnes
Richard Slocock is legally blind and only has peripheral vision after losing his sight two years ago due to macular dystrophy. But this has not stopped him from becoming the number one paraclimber in the UK after winning many international and national competitions. Richard needs someone to guide him and advise were to place his feet and hands. But I think we can all agree that this climber is very talented to be able to climb even though he is visually impaired. The climber's achievements don't end there though; he has recently been rated  as one of the best climbers in the world. "I love climbing more than anything, if I could just give up work and climb every day and train every day I really would," said Richard. He is part of Team GB and came fourth in the world cup in France last year, in June. "It really comes down to not letting your disability define you, just push your way through it  and do what you love," he said.